Learn Product Management From The Best Minds In The Domain


Product Management, without a doubt, is one of the most ferociously growing domains, with an irrevocable impact on businesses across the globe. It has over 20,000+ jobs available on LinkedIn alone. Irrespective of its scale, every organization today invests thoughtfully in acquiring skilled, talented, and knowledgeable Product Managers who would play a crucial role in propelling business ahead.

For learners interested in making a career in the Product Management domain, this is the right time to build an impressive skill set. According to a report by Jobted, the average salary for a Product Manager is around 246% higher than the national average salary in India. To achieve this colossal success,  investment in the right course, which can take you through an entire Product Development lifecycle and offer you hands-on learning practice, like our PGCP in Product Management, in collaboration with IIM Indore, is indispensable.

Henry Adams, an American historian, truly makes us realize the importance of being mentored by the best minds through the famous quote that says – A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.

Mentorship from well-experienced faculty and industry experts is a crucial aspect of any learning journey that greatly contributes to a learner’s success. Having considered it seriously, in the PGCP in Product Management, learners get the opportunity to learn from the best minds in the industry, connect with them on a regular basis and receive project mentorship.

So why don’t we know a little bit more in detail about our esteemed faculty?

  1. Dr. D. L. Sunder – Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, IIM Indore 

    D. L. Sunder is presently the Dean of Planning & Development and has earlier held various positions like, Chair-Research & Publications, Chair-Case Center, and Chair-Strategic Management Area at IIM Indore. He has over 30 years of Industrial, Teaching, and Consulting experience

  2. Prof. Abhishek Mishra – Professor of Marketing, IIM Indore 

    Prof. Abhishek is a faculty of Marketing at IIM Indore and has done his FPM from IIM Lucknow. His doctoral thesis dealt with the topic ‘Effect of Product Design Perception on Brand Equity. He has 6 years of corporate experience as a management and research consultant post his MBA. His teaching interests include New Product Development, Product Management, Brand Management, and Advanced Research Methods.

  3. Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi – Professor of Marketing, IIM Indore

    Prof. Sanjeev Tripathi is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad; before joining IIM Indore. He was previously with IIM Ahmedabad as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include consumer behavior, behavioral pricing, branding, and sports marketing & management, and his research papers have been published in top international marketing journals such as the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Services Research, the Journal of Advertising Research, and the Journal of Business Research. He has published about 30 cases, archived at Ivey, IIM Ahmedabad, and IIM Indore, and has earned international accolades and is used worldwide. He has provided consultancy services to clients in the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, PwC India, and others. He has led Executive Education Programs for clients, including PepsiCo, Tata AIA, Ambuja, and many more.

  4. Dr. Sabita Mahapatra – Faculty of Marketing, IIM Indore 


    Sabita’s area of interest includes Consumer Psychology, Customer Management, Online Consumer Behaviour, Consumer Neuroscience, and Social Marketing. She has presented several papers at National and International Conferences and published them in various referred journals.

  5. Prof. Bipul Kumar – Professor (Marketing), IIM Indore

    A Ph.D. alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Bipul’s teaching and research interests are in the area of Business-to-Business Marketing, Sustainability, and Green Marketing. He has more than 10 years of industry experience in the oil & gas and energy sector before academics and is currently with IIM Indore as a professor of Marketing. He uses Meta-analysis, Bibliometric analysis, Text analysis, and Netnography as the research methodologies. Bipul is presently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Marketing and is also on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Research.

  6. Prof.Aditya Billore – Associate Professor of Marketing, IIM Indore 


    Aditya is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. He has about 11 years of teaching experience at various levels, and his teaching interests include STP, advertising in new media, and experimental research designs in marketing. Aditya’s areas of research interest are Digital advertising and Consumer Behavior.

  7. Prof. Aditya Maheshwari – Assistant Professor, IIM Indore

    An IIT Mumbai alumnus, Aditya holds a doctorate in Philosophy, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes. For the last 5+ years, he has been with IIM Indore as an Assistant Professor. He is also a Research Associate for the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay

  8. Prof. Ashish Sadh – Associate Professor, IIM Indore

    A Ph.D. holder from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Ashish, had associated with IIM Indore as a fellow and IIM Ahmedabad as a research staff. His doctoral thesis was in the area of New Product Management with a special emphasis on Brand Extensions as New Product Introduction Strategies. Advertising, brand management, and social marketing are some of the research areas that interest him. Previously, he was with Devi Ahilya University as a faculty for more than four years.

  9. Prof. Bhavani Shankar – Associate Professor (Marketing), IIM Indore

    A Fellow of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and an Associate Professor in Marketing at IIM Indore, Bhavani Shankar teaches Marketing Management, Marketing Research, Rural Marketing, and BoP Marketing courses for PGP and FPM students. In addition to Social Entrepreneurship, his research interests include Subsistence Markets.

  10. Prof. Sudipta Mandal – Visiting Assistant Professor, Marketing, IIM Indore

    With a Ph. D in Marketing from IIM Ahmedabad, Sudipta has served in the corporate sector for close to 12 years with big IT giants like Tata Consultancy Services and Cognizant Technology Solutions as a Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers India Ltd. before joining the Fellow Programme in Management at IIM Ahmedabad. Presently he is with IIM Indore as a Visiting Assistant Professor – Marketing and likes to apply theories in consumer behavior and consumer psychology in domains such as memory, behavioral pricing, affect, metacognition, advertising, brand communications, social media, judgment, and decision-making. His research has been published in the ACR North American Advances and the Journal of International Business Education.

  11. Prof. Kapil Khandeparkar – Visiting Faculty, IIM Indore

    A Ph.D. in Philosophy (Marketing) from IIM Ahmedabad, Kapil Khandeparkar, has over 10+ years of experience as a seasoned academic. Presently he is with the Goa Institute of Management as the Associate Professor of Marketing and a visiting faculty with IIM Indore.

  12. Bhaskaran Srinivasan – Chief Academic Officer, UNext 


    Bhaskaran Srinivasan leads the academic initiatives, design, and delivery programs at MaGE. As a certified EFQM and CMM assessor, he’s a Strategy Advisor for product startups. In addition to that, he’s also an accredited CEO Coach at the Coaching Foundation of India. Formerly, Bhaskar supervised operations at top MNCs like Robert Bosch India, Philips Innovation Campus, and Philips Electronics India Ltd.

  13. Madhukar Jha – Head of Program – PGCP-PM, UNext

    Madhukar has over two decades of experience across industries, markets, and functions. An MBA from IIM Bangalore, he started his career with companies like Coca-Cola India and OnMobile. Later, he became an entrepreneur with Pitch Invasion – a digital products studio connecting brands with sports fans. Most recently, he co-founded NetNet Fintech, a startup providing small business automation and cash flow management software. Madhukar has worked in sales, marketing, data science, and operations. His first love, however, is creating and marketing digital products. He is currently developing solutions to transform the online education experience for learners and teachers.

  14. Sreekanth Moni – Industry Expert


    With over 26 years of experience in technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, and academics, Sreekanth Moni is a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Personal Coach in the technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, and training space. With his experience and corporate exposure at leading corporations, like Cisco Systems Inc, Nortel Networks, and Aricent, he strives to help individuals learn new skills to make a change. He has worked with several corporates to design and deliver programs across the world.

  15. Shekar Ramakrishna – Industry Expert

    An alumnus of Bangalore University, Shekhar is a seasoned Senior Director with a demonstrated history of more than 25+ years of working in the Health care industry. His areas of expertise include Medical Devices, Healthcare, Radiology, Agile Methodologies, and AI & Healthcare Solutions.

  16. Ashish Gupta – Industry Expert


    Ashish is an IoT leader with expertise in Product Lifecycle Management, hardware-software co-design, and systems design. He has extensive experience of 14+ years in the semiconductor and consumer electronics industry and tech product startups that build smart and connected computing devices. He is an esteemed member of the IoT Working Group for NASSCOM, India Sector Skills Council, and has given Tech-talks at many prestigious events like IOT Congress 2019 Bangalore, IoT Forum South Africa 2019, Convergence India / IoT India Expo 2019, Cypher 2018, to name a few.

  17. Anand Kumar Narayan – Industry Expert

    An MPhil in Management from Christ University, Bangalore, Anand pursued MA in Human Resource Management from Northumbria University (UK). With over 23 years of work experience, Anand has been facilitating training workshops since 2006 and has been actively involved in the behavioral, management, and leadership development training space since 2008. As an L&D Consultant, he has conducted nearly 700 full-day training programs in his overall training career.

  18. Dr. Bakthavathsalu Mannan – Consultant, Intellectual Property 


    Dr. Bakthavathsalu has spent 40+ years in various domains, such as R&D, Business, Technology, and Academics. He is a Sole Proprietor of MB Intellectual Property Services and has hands-on experience in all types of prior art searches, patent drafting, and prosecution at patent offices for getting granted patents. He also has experience in the areas of image and video processing, machine learning, analog and digital communication systems, and mentoring teams of technologists and scientists in the fields of Research and Intellectual Property. Dr. Bakthavathsalu comes with extensive interdisciplinary experience gained during his tenure at Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, General Electric, Defence R&D, ISRO, and IAF. 

  19. Muralidhar Koteshwar – Founder, Usability Consulting India, MD – MentorCloud Director Onya Digital


    Muralidhar has 30+ years of experience in technical, entrepreneurial, coaching, mentoring, education & training space. He is the Founder CEO at Usability Consulting India and has previously led the development of products in HPC, Automotive, Office Automation, eCommerce, Mobility, and consulting assignments in Product Engineering, UX in Transportation, Healthcare, Education, and more. Currently, he is also a Board Member at Connecting The Dots (CTD), a Chief Advisor at CALYXPOD, and an Adjunct Faculty at IIT Bangalore.

  20. Ruchi Tandon – L&D Consultant


    Ruchi has over 20+ years of experience in Engineering, Technology, Product Management, and Program Management. She is an accomplished SW professional with a brilliant mix of Technology, SW Engineering, and Product Management experience in top MNCs like Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and IBM. 

Interested in learning about Product Management from the best minds in the industry? Check out our Postgraduate Certificate Program In Product Management. This 6-month-long online program has live instructor-led sessions. It is the only program in India that offers the ‘Bring Your Own Product (BYOP)’ feature so that learners can build their idea into a full-blown product and while going through an entire Product Development lifecycle. Not only this, but this is the only program in India with a curriculum that conforms to the 5i Framework. Post-program completion, learners receive certification from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, and also get the opportunity to become a part of the illustrious IIM Indore alumni network. 

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